Bertie bows out as elections held today.

A regional election is being held on the island(s) today to determine the composition of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The election will be the first in which the President of the Region since 1978, Alberto João Jardim (above), will not have his ............  ...read more

TAP fares down? Ryanair Azores hub. Regency hotels debt deal.

TAP fuel surcharge ends

The Portuguese national airline has said that the end of the fuel surcharge for travel between the mainland and Madeira and the Azores (from this coming Sunday) does not automatically mean a lowering of fares by the same amount. The surcharge has been €15 per trip, so a return ............  ...read more

Hospital “chaos”. Sá debts. Anona Festival.

Yesterday morning, the ambulance returned to wait several hours for the release of stretchers.  Photo André A.

The Diario reports today on chaos at the Dr. Nelio Mendonca Hospital, where the X-Ray machine in the Emergency Department has been out of action from last week until yesterday afternoon. Sounds similar to recent reports from the UK where ambulances have been queuing-up outside ............  ...read more

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